According to the police, it is mainly Kosovo Albanian rings that organize heroin smuggling into the Nordic area. With their low prices; and lower demands for profits; they have pushed other groups out of competition from portions of the European market. They have been successful, among other reasons, thanks to traditional ties to Turkey and a powerful network across Europe. “Between 80 and 90 percent of what has been seized in Sweden this year can be linked to Kosovo Albanian rings,” Davidsson said./
Furthermore, there was ample evidence available on the ties of militant Kosovar Albanians to organized crime and how intertwined the Albanian mafia was — and still is — with the so-called national liberation struggle. U.S. sources dealing firsthand with the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) reported their anxieties to their superiors on that score. They told Insight that intelligence detailing KLA links with heroin trafficking and syndicated prostitution were neglected at the time.
The intelligence so completely was ignored in fact that, to the horror of State Department officials, U.S. Army generals argued after the Serb withdrawal from Kosovo that the policing of the province should be handed over to the KLA — lock, stock and barrel — eliciting from one exasperated civilian the comment: “Yup, that’s great. Let’s put the criminals in charge of law enforcement.”
Italian authorities estimate that more than 8,000 Albanian girls are working as prostitutes in Italy and that nearly one-third of them are younger than age 18. Some sources maintain the Albanians have taken the prostitution racket in the north of the country away from one of Italy’s toughest Mafia groups, “Ndrangheta.”
According to leading French criminologist Xavier Raufer, there is no difference between Albanian militant groups and the Albanian mafia — they are the same he insists, arguing that conflict in the Balkans assists the Albanian mafia’s criminal activities that, in turn, provide funds for the liberation struggle. The two feed on each other.
“There’s no such thing as rebels and militias on the one hand and the Albanian mafia on the other. In the Albanian world — in Albania and Kosovo and in the Albanian-populated part of Macedonia — you have clans, and in those clans you have a mix of young men fighting for the cause of national liberation, young men belonging to the mafia, young men driving their cousins or other girls from the village into prostitution. The guys are liberation fighters by day and sell heroin by night or vice versa,” Raufer says.
Albanians are among the biggest traffickers of heroin in Europe
The European Union has published its report for 2016, regarding the production and traffic of narcotic substances. All the details that relate to Albania Tirana, 6 April 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Edison Kurani Albanians along with the Turks and the Pakistanis have been considered...
Kosovo – The Drug Trade Is Entrenched in NATO Politics
Kosovo Liberation Army and Albanian Sponsors Have Well Documented Roots in The Heroin Trade By Michael C. Ruppert for Fromthewilderness An exceptional record of respected media sources from the U.S…
Kosovo Liberation Army and Albanian Sponsors Have Well Documented Roots in The Heroin Trade By Michael C. Ruppert for Fromthewilderness An exceptional record of respected media sources from the U.S. and Europe have documented that the Kosovo Liberation Army and their Albanian sponsors are heroin financed organized crime groups
Michel Chossudovsky, KOSOVO "FREEDOM FIGHTERS" FINANCED BY ORGANIZED CRIME, Peace Research, Vol. 31, No. 2 (May 1999), pp. 29-42
Sex Slave Trade Thrives among Kosovo Troops
By James Pringle
Pristina - The presence of Nato-led troops in Kosovo is supporting a new and sinister white slave trade trade, in which women from impoverished parts of Eastern Europe are being bought and sold into prostitution. The women, some as young as 16, are held captive by gangsters, often Albanian, and sell sexual favours to troops and businessmen in the seedy nightclubs springing up around Kosovo.
Others smuggled into the region from Moldova, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania and beyond are moved further on, into Albania, across the Adriatic into Italy and from there to brothels in Western Europe, all the time under the "ownership" of organised crime. Even children are following similar routes, sold for adoption or, some say, for body parts.
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The international non-governmental organization Saferworld noted that one explanation for the UCK's emergence in Macedonia was to protect “lucrative smuggling routes” from being disrupted by the Macedonian military (May 2002, 23).
AI reports that civilian attacks by the UCK occurred in villages near Tetovo, Skopje and Kumanovo including one murder in Brezno and allegations that 12 other people were killed and buried in a mass grave in Neproshten (ibid.). In addition, AI reports that ethnic Macedonians, Roma, Turks and Serbs were forcefully displaced (ibid. 15 Aug. 2002).
The UCK is reportedly linked to the regional arms trade (Los Angeles Times 20 Apr. 2001) and drug smuggling on the Macedonian-Kosovo border (CSD 2002, 45).
Xavier Raufer of the Paris Institute of Criminology and author of a book on the Albanian mafia claimed that the Italian intelligence service regarded the UCK as one of a number of Albanian groups in “a criminal conspiracy of Balkan clan-chiefs, gangsters in the diaspora and former members of the Albanian secret service”
Refworld | Macedonia: The National Liberation Army's (UCK) involvement in smuggling operations; coercion of locals in Ohrid
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Basically nothing is done to stop this monstrocity that has been going on from albanians, why is west not wanting to stop this inhumanity that albanians are doing in Balkans, former Yugoslavia?